Author Archives: Angela A Stanton, Ph.D.

About Angela A Stanton, Ph.D.

Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist focusing on chronic pain--migraine in particular--physiology, electrolyte homeostasis, nutrition, and genetics. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention, and treatment without the use of medicine. As a forever migraineur from childhood, her discovery was helped by experimenting on herself. She found the cause of migraine to be at the ionic level, associated with disruption of the electrolyte homeostasis, resulting from genetic variations of all voltage dependent channels, gates, and pumps (chanelopathy) that modulate electrolyte mineral density and voltage in the brain. In addition, insulin and glucose transporters, and several other variants, such as MTHFR variants of B vitamin methylation process and many others are different in the case of a migraineur from the general population. Migraineurs are glucose sensitive (carbohydrate intolerant) and should avoid eating carbs as much as possible. She is working on her hypothesis that migraine is a metabolic disease. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and her helping over 5000 migraineurs successfully prevent their migraines world wide, all ages and both genders, and all types of migraines, she published the 2nd (extended) edition of her migraine book "Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: Complete Guide: How To Treat & Prevent Migraines Without Medications". The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraine cause, development, and prevention, incorporating all there is to know. It includes a long section for medical and research professionals. The book is full of academic citations (over 800) to authenticate the statements she makes to make it easy to follow up by those interested and to spark further research interest. It is a "Complete Guide", published on September 29, 2017. Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in Economics with dissertation in neuroscience (culminating in Neuroeconomics) at Claremont Graduate University, fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers, certification in LCHF/ketogenic diet from NN (Nutrition Network), certification in physiology (UPEN via Coursea), Nutrition (Harvard Shool of Public Health) and functional medicine studies. Dr. Stanton is an avid sports fan, currently power weight lifting and kickboxing. For relaxation (yeah.. about a half minute each day), she paints and photographs and loves to spend time with her family of husband of 45 years, 2 sons and their wives, and 2 granddaughters. Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook, LinkedIn at and facebook at

New YouTube Interview

A super cool video on just about everything. I hope you enjoy it! We talk about migraine to start with but soon switch to economics, neuroeconomics, mathematics, and education. Fascinating and highly controversial subject.

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New Alliance with Request A Test

For those who don’t have some/all blood tests covered by insurance or their doctors don’t want to order some tests they wish to have. Today, November 18, 2022, Request A Test medical testing company released two packages that they created … Continue reading

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Ketosis & Measuring Ketones Explained

By Popular Request Over the years I have been asked several times to discuss ketones (as in ketone bodies), ketosis, and the measurement of ketones or the level of ketosis. The word “ketone” is commonly misunderstood by the public and … Continue reading

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Are We a Generation of the Addicted?

Are Some Foods Addictive? I ask this question and provide answers in my latest blog article at Hormones Matter. Below a very much shortened version. I hope you read the full article to understand the full concept. …While we all … Continue reading

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Are You A Migraine Sufferer?

All You Need to Know About Migraine: Watch this video: Angela A. Stanton Ph.D. (me) being interviewed by Florence Christophers at the Kick Sugar Summit in September 2022. Since this is not a YouTube video, I can only link and … Continue reading

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Why I Left Academia

When I started my doctoral dissertation and the associated research, I was absolutely full of love toward what I was doing. I worked on understanding how specific hormones in the brain (neuropeptides) modify human decision-making. I ran clinical trials and … Continue reading

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Depression vs Serotonin “Antidepressants”

An Incredible Find An amazing statement at the end of the abstract of this article (open access article): “The main areas of serotonin research provide no consistent evidence of there being an association between serotonin and depression, and no support … Continue reading

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Quora on Migraine

Endless Stupidity I have been a member of Quora for many years. I get “request for answer” from many Quora subscribers every single day and about 90% of the requests are associated with migraines, asking pretty much the same questions. … Continue reading

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Migraine Interview Again

New Interview I keep on forgetting to upload the latest interviews here. There are just so many and more are coming. Here is the latest! Enjoy and let me know if you have any comments or questions:

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What Foods Are Best to Eat?

We often discuss what foods we should be eating based on macronutrient contents, such as protein, fat, and carbohydrate. We also discuss that potassium and sodium should be in a particular ratio, but we seldom if ever discuss foods in … Continue reading

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